Re: How not to kill a dsPIC33EP?
I already ordered a new board. I'm using 4 layers for 2 reasons; there's too much going on, I need the power & ground planes because it'd be a real pain to route on a 2-layer board. Secondly, there's a boost converter and several PWM circuits that create lots of noise. The extra planes help with EMI suppression. Thanks for the info, though. Should be here mid-next week (I surely hope!). Using the time to replace head gaskets in a friend's Caddy, with new steel threads in the aluminum block, head studs, and MLS gaskets. I'll reinforce the mains while I have it apart. Same problem, aluminum threads in the block.
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